An Alisa Review : Beholden by Kris T Bethke


Rating:  4 stars out of 5

Julian Thomas made the unpopular decision to become Beholden and focus his magic only on scrying. Because of it, he’s the best at his job and the top scryer for the Department of Extranormal and Magical Affairs. Which why Investigations Agent Wes Caldwell goes right to Julian for help locating a missing person.

When Wes needs to use his magic to boost Julian’s, they find a magical resonance between them that quickly leads to more. Julian doesn’t want to move too fast, but Wes knows Julian is it for him. He’s fine with waiting, as long as Julian stays close as they work through it.

But then Julian falls ill, and it’s clear there’s a magical reason. Wes will stop at nothing to find out what’s plaguing Julian, and when they realize just how deep the plot goes, they have more questions than answers. Magic is increasing in the world, and no one can figure out why. Julian and Wes have found love, but will it be enough to get them through what’s to come?

As with all the stories I have read by this author, I really enjoyed this one and I was hooked from the beginning.  Julian has pretty much been reject by most of his family and doesn’t have a great history with relationships so he is very cautious about getting involved with someone.  Wes is more than a simple investigator that he seems and is adorably sweet.

We saw the story from Julian’s point of view so it made it easy to see his emotions and feelings.  Wes is extraordinarily patient and will do anything to keep Julian safe and find out what’s wrong.  They were able to fix Julian’s problem but there is still the mystery of who did it hanging out there.  I really hope that there is another book in this world that will help solve that.

The cover art by Written Ink Designs is great and gives a perfect visual of Julian.

Sales Links: JMS Books | Amazon | B&N

Book Details:

ebook, 124 pages

Published: April 14, 2018 by JMS Books

ISBN: 9781634866064

Edition Language: English

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